18. Research your intensity: Why carbon intensity of your electricity is important

To live a really good low carbon life you’ll need plenty of low carbon electricity.  But how carbon intensive your electricity is at the moment dictates the benefits of things like going solar or getting an electric car.

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INTRODUCTION
1: Introducing the Shrink

IN THE KITCHEN
2: Eat plants for a day
3: Shuffle your food
4: Start a vegetable garden
5: Build a compost heap
6: Make a seasonal meal 

ON THE ROAD
7: Take a purposeless walk
8: Cycle somewhere new
9: Let someone else drive
10: Improve your fuel economy
11: Research your motor
12: Plan a flightless holiday

AROUND THE HOME
13: Turn off your gadgets
14: Change a light bulb
15: Seal an air leak 
16: Control your heating
17: Control your cooling
18: Research your intensity
19: Research solar power
20: Save some water

KNOW YOUR STUFF
21: Declutter a room
22: Upcycle some junk
23: Choose a used product
24: Invest in good design
25: Recycle some waste

GET CREATIVE
26: Pay a person
27: Buy a quality offset
28: Plant a tree that sucks
29: Plant flowers for bees 
30: Support broader change 
 

  • Randy

    I wish Poland would move away from coal. I recently read an article about expanding coal mining and how it is the “cheapest energy source” (its actually the most expensive when all costs are factored in, of course). I would love to see solar canopies put over all the rail lines. Wouldn’t that be genius? Stops the snow from collection on the rail lines and there is plenty of space for the solar panels.